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Occupational Health

 The Occupational Health department aims to achieve the following:

  • Promote and maintain the physical, mental and social wellbeing of staff
  • Promote an advisory service which is independent, confidential and ethical.
  • Promote and encourage adherence to health and safety legislation

We provide a range of services for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust employees, including:

  • Fitness for work advice, including advice on rehabilitation, redeployment, ill-health retirement
  • Immunisation programmes & Blood screening
  • Coordination and delivery of the Staff Seasonal Influenza vaccination campaign (see attached the Trust’s Best Practice Management Checklist for the 2019/20 campaign)
  • Management of inoculation injuries
  • Health surveillance e.g. skin surveillance, respiratory surveillance etc.
  • Health & wellbeing events & training
  • Risk assessments including Work station & Workplace and Night Worker

The team consists of a consultant in occupational health, a team of occupational health specialist nurses and administration staff.

Where to find us

The Occupational Health department is based at 21 Craven Road (The red brick house opposite maternity block).

Opening times

The Occupational Health department normal opening hours are 8am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday excluding Public Holidays

Blood Screen & Immunisation Clinic - By Appointment ONLY

The department runs regular 'Blood screen and Immunisation clinic's' for existing and prospective staff which and take place on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday - 8:15am – 12pm
  • Thursday - 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday - 9:00am – 12pm

These clinic's are by BOOKED APPOINTMENT ONLY with appointments available every 15 minutes. Call the department on 0118 322 7634 to book.


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Occupational Health ask that individuals do not bring additional people with them to their Occupational Health appointments as space is limited to no more than 3 people in our reception. This is to ensure we are compliant with social distancing requirements in view of COVID-19.


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust staff concerned about their health at work can self-refer to Occupational Health by contacting the department directly and making an appointment.


 Useful contacts

Occupational Health Department
21 Craven Road
Reading RG1 5AN

Tel: 0118 322 7634





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